Frank Donald Gilbert

Male1899–1970

Brief Life History of Frank Donald

When Frank Donald Gilbert was born in 1899, in New Zealand, his father, John Gilbert, was 47 and his mother, Louisa Dunlop Littlepage, was 32. He died in 1970, in his hometown, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Gilbert
1852–1938
Louisa Dunlop Littlepage
1867–1935
Frank Donald Gilbert
1899–1970
Norman Arthur Gilbert
1900–1991
George Harold Gilbert
1902–1970
Eileen Mildred Gilbert
1903–2000
Winifred Kathleen Gilbert
1905–1990
Jack Littlepage Gilbert
1906–1918
Florence Isobel Gilbert
1907–1995
Wilfred Douglas Gilbert
1913–2003

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Frank Donald Gilbert - Government record: birth-name: Frank Donald Gilbert

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World Events (7)

1907

Age 8

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

1907 · Dominion of New Zealand

Age 8

The Dominion of New Zealand was brought about when New Zealand proclaimed itself a political independent government inside the British Empire. The Dominion of New Zealand allowed the British Government to shape its foreign policy, and it followed Britain into the First World War. Full independence was granted in 1931 and adopted by the New Zealand Parliament in 1947. 

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica

Age 24

The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin), French, and German: from the personal name Giselbert, composed of the ancient Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge, hostage, noble youth’ (see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright, famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

History: The Devon family of Gilbert can be traced to Geoffrey Gilbert (died 1349), who represented Totnes in Parliament in 1326. His descendants included Sir Humphrey Gilbert (died 1583), who discovered Newfoundland. — Étienne Gilbert from Aulnay in Vienne, France, married Marguerite Thibault in Neuville, QC, in 1683. Louis Gilbert dit Comtois from Besançon in Doubs married Anne Jacques in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1722. Pierre Gilbert from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Charente, France, married Marie-Angélique Dufour in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, in 1756. Charles Dupuis dit Gilbert from Rosnay in Indre, France, married Marie-Jeanne Brunet in Sainte-Foy, QC, in 1741.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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